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Old June 19th, 2008, 05:59 AM   #121
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Ranhill offers hospital skills



ENGINEERING group Ranhill Bhd is eyeing hospital jobs in the Middle East and Southeast Asia that are similar in nature to its Women and Children's Hospital project in Kuala Lumpur.

"The Ranhill group is moving globally in all directions and we are looking for construction activities such as to build hospitals.

"We built the Serdang Hospital in 2005 and now have a contract to construct the Women and Children's Hospital. So we do have the expertise," its executive director Datuk Chandrasekar Suppiah told Business Times.

The Women and Children's Hospital Package 2 contract, worth RM720 million, was awarded to Ranhill in March. The hospital will be built by unit Ranhill Engineering and Constructors Sdn Bhd.

The contract involves piling, superstructure, mechanical and electrical, clinical and non-clinical fit-out works, and building the hospital on the premises of the General Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

Ranhill group president and chief executive Tan Sri Hamdan Mohamad said that a bulk of contribution from Package 2 will flow through in its next financial year ending June 30 2009 as construction will begin only in August after the completion of Package 1.

In the financial year to June 2007, Ranhill posted profit of RM117 million and revenue of RM1.47 billion.

Package 1, worth RM16 million, involves demolishing existing buildings and diverting services at the General Hospital to pave the way for construction. Works started in December last year.

"The Package 1 works have been carried out well according to programme and undertaken sensitively due to the proximity within a functioning hospital, with primary consideration to ensure continued operations at the General Hospital," Hamdan said.

Ranhill is positioning itself to carry out Package 2 on schedule and to complete the project by December 2011, he added.

The 13-storey hospital, within a six-storey podium to cater for both clinical work flows and patient needs, will be assigned as the national referral hospital on health matters concerning women birthing cycle and paediatric ailments.

It will have 600 beds, with allowance for 100 more beds for future expansion, supported by secondary and tertiary clinical care services.

Hamdan said the hospital project will open new avenues for the group, and it may undertake similar work for clients overseas.

Ranhill has a very strong order book for engineering, procurement, commissioning and construction work under its belt, which will last the company for another seven years.
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Amirsham: Five-star medical centre is for all
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Prince Court Medical Centre (PCMC), a luxury facility in the city, was established by Petronas after the national oil company had weighed its commercial returns and the access it provided Malaysians to world-class health services.

Explaining the need for the centre that had a soft launch last October, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Amirsham A Aziz said it was part of Petronas’ corporate social responsibility towards the people and was in line with the government’s efforts to promote health tourism.

Petronas has spent RM544 million on its construction to date, and its annual management cost was estimated at RM11.5 million.

Amirsham told parliament during the question-and-answer session that PCMC has tied up with the Medical University of Vienna (MUV), one of the biggest medical research universities in Europe.
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Hospital Pakar Seremban adakan karnival

PORT DICKSON 26 Jun - Dalam usaha mendekati dan menyampaikan pelbagai maklumat tentang kesihatan kepada orang ramai, Hospital Pakar Seremban (SSH) mengadakan program Karnival Bersama Penduduk Port Dickson di sini hari ini.

Menurut Pengerusi SSH, Amiruddin Abdul Satar, program tahunan itu bertujuan memberi penerangan tentang kepentingan penjagaan kesihatan kepada penduduk setempat.

"Pelbagai acara membabitkan pengisian kesihatan diadakan dengan tujuan untuk menghebahkan pelbagai maklumat berkaitan kepada penduduk setempat," katanya ketika merasmikan Karnival tersebut yang berlangsung di Pejabat Daerah Tanah Port Dickson di sini.

Menurut beliau, SSH senantiasa berusaha mencari jalan untuk mengadakan lebih banyak program seperti itu untuk orang ramai pada masa akan datang.

"Program hari ini turut mendapat kerjasama daripada jabatan dan agensi kerajaan di samping syarikat swasta yang sama-sama menyalurkan maklumat berkaitan kesihatan.

"Pada masa depan kami berharap lebih banyak yang akan terbabit dalam program seperti ini demi kepentingan orang ramai," katanya.

Tambah Amiruddin, mesej lain yang cuba disampaikan melalui program seperti itu adalah mengajak orang ramai supaya mendekati hospital sepanjang masa terutama mendapatkan pelbagai maklumat tentang kesihatan.

"SSH berusaha menepis pandangan orang ramai bahawa hospital hanya layak didekati ketika sakit saja sedangkan mereka boleh mengunjungi kami untuk mendapatkan maklumat tentang kesihatan termasuk penyakit.

"Ia yang secara tidak langsung mampu memberi kefahaman tentang penjagaan kesihatan dan cara mengelakkannya pada peringkat awal," ujarnya.

Menurut salah seorang pengunjung, Mustapa Mohd Yusuf, 40, beliau tidak mahu melepaskan peluang mengunjungi karnival tersebut untuk mendapatkan pelbagai maklumat tentang kesihatan.

"Pelbagai maklumat boleh didapati melalui pameran yang diadakan dan ia banyak faedahnya. Selain itu dengan peluang yang ada, saya juga datang dengan tujuan untuk menderma darah," katanya.

Seorang lagi pengunjung, Norhazila Mohd Sarpan, 30, itu adalah kali pertama beliau berkunjung ke karnival seperti itu.

"Sangat menarik kerana pelbagai acara diadakan untuk orang-orang di Port Dickson ini daripada pameran, acara sukan sehingga forum perdana,'' katanya.
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Non-profit hospital for Sandakan


SANDAKAN: Sabahans, particularly those living here, can soon enjoy affordable private healthcare facilities and services when the new Fook Kuin Medical Centre at Jalan Utara is operational by January 2011.

The centre to be built on a 12ha site at a cost of RM105mil will be the first non-profit private hospital in east Malaysia.

Once completed it will have 276 beds including 10 day care beds and six ICU beds, 28 bassinets and 34 dialysis machines, 28 consultation suites and eight labour rooms, operation theatres and CT scanners.

Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai, who was represented by state Health Department director Dr Marzukhi Mohd Isa at the groundbreaking ceremony, said that his ministry received 49 applications throughout the country in the past two years for the establishment of private hospitals and two were from Sabah including Fook Kuin Medical Centre.

Since the implementation of the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998 and its regulations in 2006, the Health Ministry has licensed 247 private healthcare facilities and hospitals in the country of which nine are located in Sabah, said Liow.


Artist’s impression: A model of the new Fook Kuin Medical Centre that will begin construction soon.

To date, 19 private hospitals had been accredited by the Malaysian Society of Quality in Health (MSQH) and 21 more were awaiting survey or the results of surveys, he said.

The minister noted that among the problems in the applications to establish new private hospitals were the tendency of applicants to use renovated shoplots and the failure to engage medical planners to design the private hospitals.

The Ministry also found that many applicants were unable to provide adequate nursing staff or skilled manpower in specific disciplines such as dialysis, critical care and anaesthesia.

“There are private hospitals that are not able to train their own nursing staff and resort to pinching them from other public and private hospitals,” he said.

Meanwhile, in her welcoming speech, Ramona Lai, Managing Director of LFK Group, which owns Fook Kuin Medical Centre, said it was the dream of her late father Datuk Lai Fook Kim, a timber tycoon, to build the hospital.
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IGB, Insas sell Gleneagles stakes
Published: 2008/07/02



IGB says the exercise is to dispose of non-strategic investments, while for Insas the sale is to realise its investment at a reasonable valuation


IGB Corp Bhd and Insas Bhd are selling their combined 50 per cent stake in Gleneagles Hospital (Kuala Lumpur) Sdn Bhd to Pantai Irama Ventures Sdn Bhd for RM171.6 million.

Pantai Irama is jointly owned by Khazanah Nasional Bhd and Singapore healthcare firm Parkway Holdings Ltd. Pantai Irama also holds 100 per cent of Pantai Holdings Bhd, a hospital operator.

IGB is selling its 30 per cent stake in Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur while Insas is selling another 20 per cent.

The hospital, located on Jalan Ampang, has 330 beds and over 110 consultant specialists.



The sale is in line with a plan to dispose of all non-strategic investments and focus on its main core businesses, IGB said in a statement to Bursa Malaysia.

IGB will use the cash proceeds, amounting to RM102.97 million, for working capital and future investment opportunities.

In a separate statement, property developer Insas said it is selling its 20 per cent stake in Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur for RM68.6 million.

The company said the sale represents a good opportunity for it to realise its investment at a reasonable valuation.

Insas will use the proceeds for working capital and future investment opportunities.

Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur also has Permodalan Nasional Bhd as a shareholder.
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Pantai Irama buying 50% of Gleneagles for RM171mil


PETALING JAYA: Pantai Irama Ventures Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Khazanah Nasional Bhd and Singapore’s Parkway Holdings Ltd, has proposed to acquire 50% of Gleneagles Hospital (Kuala Lumpur) Sdn Bhd for RM171.63mil.

Insas Bhd told Bursa Malaysia yesterday the company and Tan & Tan Developments Bhd had signed a conditional sales and purchase agreement with Pantai Irama to dispose of their combined 50% stake in Gleneagles, which operates a chain of hospitals.

Under the agreement, Insas would dispose of its 20% stake in Gleneagles for RM68.65mil cash. The stake comprises 4.22 million RM1 shares and 5.1 million redeemable preference shares (RPS) of five sen each.

Insas said Tan & Tan would also dispose of its 6.33 million RM1 shares and 7.65 million RPS, representing 30% equity interest in Gleneagles, to Pantai Irama.

“The purchase consideration for the Gleneagles shares is RM171.63mil which shall be payable in cash and subject to revision based on the debt and cash position of Gleneagles and its subsidiaries as at the completion date,” it said.

Insas said the proposed disposal represented a good opportunity for it to realise its investment in Gleneagles at a reasonable valuation and the cash proceeds of RM68.65mil would be used for its working capital and future investment opportunities.

“Insas’ investment in the Gleneagles shares was made between 1993 and 1996. The carrying value of the Gleneagles shares in Insas’ audited accounts as at June 30, 2007 was RM15.69mil,” Insas added.

Insas also said it was expected to realise a one-time gain on disposal of RM55.36mil and consequently, the net assets per share would improve from RM1.07 to RM1.16.

Gleneagles was incorporated on May 28, 1990. Its present authorised share capital is RM50mil comprising of 47.5 million shares and 50 million RPS, of which 21.12 million shares and 25.5 million RPS have been issued and fully paid-up.

Khazanah owns 51% of Pantai Irama while Parkway’s unit Swiss Zone Sdn Bhd holds 49%. Pantai Irama was the special purpose vehicle used to take control of the Pantai Hospital group that manages and has equity stakes in eight hospitals.

In April, Khazanah bought an additional 18.33% stake in Parkway for an estimated S$581.51mil cash (RM1.35bil) which increased its total stake to 20.79% or 160.34 million shares.
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MARC ASSIGNS AAA(s)ID RATING TO SARAWAK SPECIALIST HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTRE SDN BHD’S ISTISNA’ SERIAL BONDS OF UP TO RM425 MILLION



20 Sep 2004 - MARC has assigned a rating of AAA(s)ID (AAA Support, Islamic Debt) to Sarawak Specialist Hospital & Medical Centre Sdn Bhd’s (SSHMC) Istisna’ Serial Bonds (Bonds). The rating reflects the AAA rating of the Sarawak State Government as the principal and profit payments of the Bonds will be satisfied via proceeds of share subscription payments as evidenced by the back-to-back Redeemable Preference Share Subscription Agreements between the State Financial Secretary Incorporated (SFS Inc.) and SSHMC Management and Holdings Sdn Bhd (SSHMC Holdings), and SSHMC Holdings and the Issuer, SSHMC. SFS Inc. is a statutory corporation established under the State Financial Secretary (Incorporated) Ordinance under the laws of Sarawak and controlled by the State.

SSHMC was incorporated in July 2001 to facilitate the construction of Sarawak International Medical Centre (SIMC), a project conceived by the State Government of Sarawak. SSHMC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SSHMC Holdings which in turn is wholly-owned by SFS Inc. SSHMC’s current paid-up capital is RM50.5 million.

Proceeds from the proposed financing exercise will be mainly utilized to finance the construction of SIMC and its related cost; and to finance the purchase of medical and non-medical equipments. The development of this phase will include three- storey hospital podium complex with an attached eight-storey inpatient accommodation building, a section of the main access road from Kota Samarahan Expressway and a portion of the inner ring road plus linkage to UNIMAS.

The proposed SIMC, covering an area of approximately 100 acres, is located at Kota Samarahan and will have an easy access to Kuching City and Kuching International Airport. In addition, Technology Park which is situated to the north and UNIMAS to the south of SIMC, will help enhance SIMC’s image as a potentially dynamic medical hub in line with its vision to become a medical centre of excellence for the people of Sarawak and the surrounding countries.

The proposed hospital is designed to meet the demands of a highly specialized modern health care facility. The selection of medical equipment and information technology application will be driven by the latest technology available.

Under the proposed Istisna’ Bonds, SSHMC will issue eight tranches of Primary Bonds with a total value of up to RM425 million to raise net proceeds of approximately RM380 million. The issuance of the Bonds will take place following the execution of the Share Subscription Agreements, of which payments will be used exclusively to satisfy the principal and profit payments of the Bonds. The payments for the share subscription are scheduled so as to correspond to the scheduled payments of the Bonds in terms of amount and timing. Each installment payment is credited into the Finance Service Reserve Account (FSRA), an account jointly managed by SSHMC and the Facility Agent for the purpose of the Bonds repayment, one month before each scheduled payment of the Bonds which occurs semiannually. With the terms and conditions provided in the Agreements, credit risk and liquidity risk of the Bonds are essentially mitigated.

Given the importance of the project to the state, MARC believes that construction or completion risk is significantly mitigated. The risk is moderated further by the fact that SSHMC is entitled to LAD at the rate of RM50,000 per day, which can be deducted from any monies due to the Contractor as well as recovered from the Performance Bonds.
Sarawak International Medical Centre (SIMC), Kuching
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Medical centre ready next year
Friday November 23, 2007
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KUCHING: The Sarawak International Medical Centre (SIMC) is expected to be ready by the middle of next year, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan told the Sarawak State Assembly yesterday.

He said the project, which commenced in July 2003, initially had a contractual completion period of 36 months.

“However, due to inclement weather, shortage of critical construction materials, revision of design to meet new requirements under the Private Health Care Facilities and Services Act and delay on the part of the civil works contractor and sub-contractors, the new completion date is now expected to be in the middle of 2008,” he told Chong Chieng Jen (DAP – Kota Sentosa).

He said the contract sum for the project’s building works, design and consultancy fees was RM288.56mil, with an additional 36.3mil euros (RM180.4mil) for specialist medical and IT equipment.

Assistant Minister of Land Development Naroden Majais told the House that the state government had yet to determine the viability of cultivating jatropha and bamboo on a commercial scale.

“There is no policy or plan for planting the two trees or for developing an industry out of these crops,” he said in reply to Peter Nansian (BN – Tasik Biru) and Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail (BN – Bukit Kota).

He also said that the Land Development Ministry was identifying research institutions in the state to carry out research and development on jatropha as it was a relatively new crop.

“Although there are five institutions carrying out R&D on the crop in Peninsular Malaysia and their findings may be relevant to us, we still have to undertake intensive research on the feasibility of cultivating jatropha on a large scale under Sarawak conditions,” he said.

Jatropha can be used to produce biodiesel.
Sarawak International Medical Centre (SIMC)
RM400million state of the art cardiac centre, cancer centre and kidney centre...

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New hosptal for Shah Alam
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The new hospital will look like this once it is completed in 2010.

SHAH ALAM: Good news for Shah Alam folks.

They will not only get a new government hospital which will be ready in 2010, but also a new government clinic in Section 19.

Shah Alam Hospital will be located next to the current government clinic in Section 7.

Works on the new hospital had started since November last year.


The 300-bed hospital will be a secondary care hospital, providing basic specialised treatments such as general medicine, general surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology.

It will be equipped with neonatal intensive care unit, intensive care unit, cardiac care unit and a high dependency ward.

The RM491.6 million project will also house quarters, hostels and housing units for doctors, support personnel, nurses and housemen.

With the new hospital, Shah Alam folks will no longer have to go to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah in Klang or Universiti Malaya Medical Centre in Petaling Jaya to receive health care from government hospital.

A Health Ministry source said the hospital will complement Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah and ease congestion there.

Meanwhile, works on the new government clinic will begin in September or October this year.

It will have the same size as the current clinic in Section 7 but with a different design.

The spokesman said the new clinic would enable residents on the other side of the Federal Highway to get easier access to a government clinic.

"Currently, they have to cross the highway to get to the government clinic in Section 7," he said.

Currently, there is only one government clinic in the city.
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Hospitals come under fire
By JAYAGANDI JAYARAJ and TAN KARR WEI



TWO private hospitals located in Kota Damansara have come under fire from the residents and the business community in the area.

Residents and businessmen claim that the location of the two hospitals would only add to the traffic situation in the township.

One of the hospitals, which have begun ground clearing works, is located on a piece of land adjacent to the Giant hypermarket along Jalan PJU 5/26, next to the Dataran Sunway commercial centre.

Gugusan Dedap residents' association president Zamarudin Zainudin said a hospital should not be built within a commercial area that was prone to traffic congestion.


Project under fire: An aerial view of the hospital site. In the background is Dataran Sunway (white buildings) and a block of commercial shoplots that is under construction.

“Emergency vehicles would have problems getting into the area,” he said.

MBPJ Town Planning Department director Sharipah Marhaini Syed Ali said the hospital must submit a fresh application for approval to the council.

“When the initial building plans were approved, there were no objections from the the Selangor Development Corporation (PKNS), the owner of the neighbouring plots. Since residents are now complaining, we have rejected the building plans. They would have to do a comprehensive traffic study and resubmit plans,” she said.

Meanwhile, there are mixed reactions from business operators at Dataran Sunway about the opening of another specialist centre in the area.

The location of the four-block medical centre, occupying the corner lots of the commercial building along Jalan PJU 5/6, opposite The Strand, is said to be not conducive due to the high traffic volume anticipated in area after the opening of the Giant hypermarket.

A businessman who owns several shoplots in the area said due to the anticipated high traffic, it would be difficult for emergency vehicles to gain access to the area.

However, there are others who think otherwise.

Lee Hui Seng said the specialist centre provided medical facility for the residents.

He said Kota Damansara residents needed medical facilities, as the only hospital in the vicinity was the Tropicana Medical Centre, located next to the Segi College.

“But that is a big hospital with ambulance facilities whereas this specialist centre is for outpatient treatments,” he said.

He added the specialist centre would not add to the anticipated traffic jam in the area as unlike shopping malls, people do not visit hospitals everyday.

“Besides, the specialist centre would only generate more business to the area.
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KK cardiac centre needs RM60m more to be built
Wednesday July 30, 2008
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KOTA KINABALU: The Health Ministry is seeking an additional RM60mil for an urgently-required cardiac centre to be built here – the country’s fifth.

Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said the Government had initially approved some RM80mil for the cardiac centre but the project cost had since jumped to RM140mil as the ministry had increased the scope of the works.

“The cost of the building itself is not that much but the bulk of the expenditure is for the specialised equipment needed there,” he told reporters after visiting the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) here yesterday.

He said the 100-bed cardiac centre would be a unit within QEH and would be the latest in the country after similar facilities built in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Baru and Kuching.

Liow said the centre was urgently needed as some 100 heart patients from Sabah were being sent to the National Heart Institute (IJN) every year for surgery.

In addition, there were about 174 open heart surgeries carried out in the state by IJN surgeons annually.

Meanwhile, Liow said that after personally seeing the overcrowding in some wards in QEH he had directed his ministry’s officers to speed up the construction of two more blocks of wards at the hospital.

He said the “twin towers” were due to be completed by 2010 and would increase the hospital’s capacity by 660 beds.

“The additional wards are very much needed. Some wards are so overcrowded that there are even beds along the corridors,” Liow said.

He said he had also approved an additional RM8mil for the hospital to acquire various equipment.
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Hospital to continue giving the best care


METRO Specialist Hospital in Sungai Petani will not resort to cost-cutting measures to face the challenging times but will strive to improve its healthcare services instead.

Its managing director Dr Tneoh Shen Jen said the hospital would weather the tough times by working together to provide patients with good and efficient medical services.

“We don’t have to resort to cost-cutting measures like laying off staff which some organisations have had to do during these hard economic times,” he said at the hospital’s 15th anniversary celebration at a hotel recently.

Dr Tneoh also said the recent increase in petrol prices had resulted in overall increased costs of running the hospital.


Dr Yneoh (red tie) cutting the cake with other hospital staff.

“The increased cost of living is likely to drive patients to seek free treatment at the government hospitals,” he added.

The hospital began operating in a shophouse at Jalan Kampung Bahru in 1993 and moved into its present four-storey modern building with state-of-the-art facilities about six years ago.

The dinner, which was themed ‘Glamorous Nite’, saw Dr Tneoh giving out service awards to staff.
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Sabah bakal miliki Pusat Jantung
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PRIHATIN: Liow (kiri) beramah mesra dengan pesakit menunggu giliran untuk dirawat di Hospital Queen Elizabeth di Kota Kinabalu, baru-baru ini.











KOTA KINABALU: Sabah bakal memiliki Pusat Jantung yang ditempatkan di Hospital Queen Elizabeth (QEH) khusus bagi merawat pesakit kronik.

Pusat Jantung bernilai RM140 juta itu akan dibina tidak lama lagi dan dijangka siap dalam tempoh tiga tahun bagi membolehkan pesakit jantung menerima rawatan sempurna.

Menteri Kesihatan, Datuk Liow Tiong Lai, berkata Sabah agak ketinggalan berbanding Sarawak, Pulau Pinang, Johor dan Selangor yang masing-masing mempunyai pusat berkenaan.

"Selama ini, pesakit jantung kronik di negeri ini terpaksa dihantar ke Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) di Kuala Lumpur.

"Rawatan Kardiologi di QEH hanya mampu dilakukan bagi kes pesakit jantung biasa. Dengan adanya pusat berkenaan, pembedahan secara lebih sempurna mampu dilakukan," katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian selepas melawat QEH, di sini semalam. Hadir sama, Pengarah QEH, Dr Zuraidah Ahmad Babji. Sehari sebelum itu beliau melawat Hospital Sandakan.

Liow berkata, pusat berkenaan berupaya menempatkan antara 80 hingga 100 katil dan dilengkapi peralatan canggih untuk digunakan pakar pembedahan.

Setakat ini, Unit Kardiologi QEH hanya mampu melakukan purata 174 pembedahan jantung setahun, selain menghantar kira-kira 100 pesakit jantung ke IJN dalam tempoh yang sama.

Liow berkata, usaha memindahkan pesakit jantung dari Sabah ke IJN tidak mudah kerana ia harus dilengkapi pelbagai peralatan bagi memastikan mereka selamat sebelum menjalani pembedahan.

Sebelum ini, katanya, kerajaan memperuntukkan RM80 juta untuk membina Pusat Jantung tetapi tiada kontraktor sanggup membinanya berikutan kosnya yang tinggi.

"Sehubungan itu, kementerian menambah RM60 juta lagi bagi memastikan projek itu dapat dilaksanakan," katanya.
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Medical tourists coming to Malaysia in thousands
By : ANNIE FREEDA CRUEZ


(From left) Khaleda Mariam Sajjad’s doctor prescribed medication for bone degeneration; Faridah Moni Shahidullah is impressed with the quality of Malaysian health care



Health tourism is on the uptrend and Malaysia is well-placed to reap the benefits. ANNIE FREEDA CRUEZ takes a look at the numbers.



TWO Bangladeshi teachers have proved that you don't have to be rich and famous to be able to afford quality medical care while having a good time in Malaysia.

Khaleda Mariam Sajjad, 55, and Faridah Moni Shahidullah, 65, were the first Bangladeshis to visit the country as health tourists after Malaysia Healthcare (MHC) set up its office in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on June 5.


They took advantage of the "Lifestyle Healthcare Package in Malaysia" offered in conjunction with the launch of the Malaysian Health Care office and its website, www.malaysiahealthcare.com, by MHC, Tourism Malaysia and Newport Holidays.


Khaleda, a mother of two, said: "I knew I was suffering from arthritis for the past two years but after a thorough checkup, I was told I also suffer from osteoporosis.


"The orthopaedic surgeon told me that bone degeneration was eating into my hip bone.


"He prescribed medication to slow down the degeneration. I will be keeping in touch with the doctor through email about my condition."


Faridah, who has four sons and three grandchildren, said:


"I am impressed with the high quality and affordable state-of-the-art medical facilities and services. I am happy with the service and hope to come back in three months for a follow-up check-up."

Malaysian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Datuk Abdul Malek Abdul Aziz who launched MHC's website in Dhaka, said:


"MHC can serve as a one-stop destination for all medical and tourism related needs for Bangladeshis, bringing together all related service providers in Malaysia on a single platform ."


MHC, which was launched in 2006 by former Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, is a global facilitator for health tourism in Malaysia.


MHC acts as a bridge between the health tourist and service providers -- hospitals, travel agents, insurance providers, airlines and hotels.


A survey conducted by the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia found that the number of foreign patients seeking treatment in Malaysia had increased greatly over the years.


In 2005, 232,161 foreign patients were treated in Malaysian private hospitals, generating over RM150.9 million in revenue.


In the following year, 296,687 medical tourists visited Malaysia. This earned the country RM203.6 million. Last year, there were 341,288 foreign patients. This resulted in revenue totalling RM253.84 million.


The country's popularity as a healthcare destination is due to the fact that it offers health care at competitive rates, compared with many developed countries.


Malaysian hospitals have also invested in world-class equipment and secured the services of medical personnel and specialists who received their training in countries such as Britain, Australia and the United States.


There are now more than 210 private hospitals with more than 10,000 beds, compared with only 50 private hospitals with 2,000 beds in 1980. At the end of last year, private hospitals employed 18,246 doctors and 68,349 nurses.


Tourism Malaysia predicts that revenue from health tourism will reach RM2.2 billion in 2010.


A 28 per cent hike is expected from Southeast Asian countries, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, Japan, Britain and Europe, with increasing interest from the US and Canada.


MHC chief executive officer Suresh Ponnudurai said their health tourism portal served all the major private hospitals, including the National Heart Institute, and helped to market Malaysia as a world-class healthcare destination.


He said government hospitals which had private wings were in the midst of getting themselves organised before joining in to promote their facilities and services.


"We need to promote ourselves aggressively in order to compete with other Asean countries. Most of the patients visiting Malaysia come from Indonesia and Singapore.


"We have people from some 34 countries visiting our website. Many of them come to Malaysia because of long waiting lists at hospitals in their own countries and because it is more affordable."


MHC also coordinates travel, accommodation, medical screening and holiday package arrangements.


"We act as a one-stop centre. People find it convenient as they don't have to go through all the hassle.The cake is huge. If we market our services properly, we will be able to attract more foreign patients."
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Pahang to have a hospital in each district


CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Two more hospitals will be built in Pahang this year to ensure all its districts have one each, Health Minister Datuk Liow Tong Lai said.

Liow said the last two would be built in Rompin and Bera districts after the completion of hospitals in Cameron Highlands, Pekan and Temerloh.

He said the Sultan Hajjah Kalsom Hospital in Cameron Highlands was the latest to be completed.


Royal touch: Sultan Ahmad Shah (right) pampering day-old baby girl named Kalsom carried by Sultanah Kalsom while Liow looks on at the hosital in Cameron Highlands recently.

“The Federal Government’s commitment to providing facilities for healthcare is shown with the availability of the hospitals and health clinics in most villages.

“Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom Hospital built at a cost of RM112mil will replace the community hospital and benefit patients from Ipoh in Perak.

“In the 9th Malaysia Plan, apart from the hospitals in Rompin and Bera which are under construction, there are 22 health clinics, 16 community clinics, 19 upgraded hospitals and 20 staff quarters, while a project to upgrade a health clinic has been approved,” Liow said in his speech during the official opening and renaming of the hospital here recently.

The Cameron Highlands Hos–pital was renamed after Sultan Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah’s wife Sultanah Kalsom.

Sultan Ahmad Shah officiated at the ceremony while Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob and wife Datin Seri Junaini Kassim and other state dignitaries were present.

Liow said the hospital, which had been operational from January, had 76 beds and could provide outpatient and in-patient, operation theatre and physiotherapy services.

“The hospital will be served by visiting specialists from Ipoh Hospital for children, obstetric, gynaecology and psychiatric services, while surgeons will come later.

“We provide shuttle services from Tanah Rata to the hospital, which is quite a distance from the town,” he said.

Liow said some critical cases were previously referred to Ipoh Hospital, however, patients from Perak who lived near here could seek treatment at the hospital.

Meanwhile, Sultan Ahmad Shah said, with the increase tourists, it was timely for the highland destination to have a hospital.

“I advise people to keep having programmes to promote healthy living, take healthy food and participate in healthy activities.

“We need to keep reminding people to care for their health as prevention is better than cure,” Sultan Ahmad Shah said.
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Seremban Specialist Hospital Eyes RM6 Mln Net Profit This Year


SEREMBAN, Aug 4 (Bernama) -- Seremban Specialist Hospital (SSH), a member of the KPJ Healthcare Bhd group, expects to record RM6 million net profit this year by offering quality and specialist services.

Its general manager, SSH Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman, said the hospital has treated over 55,000 patients as at June this year.

"The hospital offers various specialist services, including heart, brain and plastic surgery," he told a media briefing after a visit by Negeri Sembilan's Health, Science, Technology and Innovation committee chairman, Datuk Ismail Taib, and the state's Health Department director, Dr Zainal Ariffin Omar, here Monday.

He said in 2007, over 100,000 patients received treatment at the hospital and the figure was expected to increase this year.

The hospital started operations on Nov 1, 2004. It is a joint venture between the KPJ group, which holds 72 percent stake, and the Negeri Sembilan Islamic Religious Council, 28 percent.

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Sarawak bina satu lagi hospital

KUCHING 6 Ogos - Sarawak berhasrat membina sebuah lagi hospital umum di negeri ini sebagai langkah menampung jumlah pesakit yang semakin bertambah pada masa ini.

Ketua Menteri Sarawak, Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud berkata, hospital baru itu dijangka dibina di lokasi yang sama dengan Pusat Perubatan Antarabangsa Sarawak di Samarahan.

Menurutnya, ia akan berkonsepkan hospital gabungan iaitu memiliki hubungan dengan hospital sedia ada di Kuching dan Samarahan termasuk Hospital Umum Sarawak (HUS).

''Konsep gabungan itu akan memberi kelebihan untuk meningkatkan perkhidmatan kepada rakyat terutama dari segi kepakaran dan perubatan.

''Selain itu, hospital gabungan itu akan membolehkan pakar-pakar kesihatan boleh berkongsi pendapat dan kepakaran dalam menyembuhkan sesuatu jenis penyakit," katanya kepada pemberita di sini hari ini.

Terdahulu beliau merasmikan majlis majlis Persidangan Ketiga Teknikal HRD Asia Pasifik dan Ekspo Kerjaya 2008 di sini hari ini.

Beliau diminta mengulas mengenai rancangan pembinaan sebuah hospital baru ekoran HUS tidak lagi mampu menampung peningkatan populasi 600,000 penduduk di bandar raya ini.

Dalam pada itu, Abdul Taib berkata, hospital baru berkenaan akan memberi tumpuan kepada penyakit kronik seperti penyakit barah, buah pinggang, jantung dan lain-lain.

Sehubungan itu, beliau berharap dengan pembinaan hospital baru itu akan dapat mengimbangi jumlah pesakit yang semakin meningkat sehinggakan hospital sedia ada tidak mampu menampung bilangan mereka.

''Bagaimanapun, kerajaan negeri perlu menunggu peruntukan dari kerajaan Persekutuan sebelum dapat membina hospital baru berkenaan," katanya.
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